Elected officials will be waiting tables for tips next month in their annual effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society and remember a city resident who brought Relay For Life to Canal Winchester.

Elected officials will be waiting tables for tips next month in their annual effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society and remember a city resident who brought Relay For Life to Canal Winchester.

The Kris Sims Memorial Relay For Life Dinner is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. May 18 at the Frances Steube Community Center, 22 S. Trine St. All proceeds from ticket sales and tips will go to Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.

"The Kris Sims Memorial Relay For Life Dinner is named in honor of our construction manager Bill Sims' late wife, Kristen, who was a charter member of Relay For Life and worked to bring the event to our community," said Amanda Lemke, events and communications coordinator for the city.

Kristen Sims died in 2012 after fighting her own battle with cancer, Lemke said.

"Bill continues to champion this cause that was so dear to Kris, rallying our team and community around Relay For Life," she said.

Canal Winchester's Relay For Life team is known as the Village People 4 A Cure, according to Lemke.

"Kris was very instrumental in the organization of the Canal Winchester Relay For Life event in its infancy, and we want to keep it going in her memory," Mayor Michael Ebert said.

The three-course meal will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, iced tea, lemonade, coffee and dessert.

"Council President Steve Donahue will again be making up the meatballs and sauce, while other officials and city employees will be donating other food items and their time for the event," Ebert said. "Each year, we have raised more than $1,000 at this event and we hope to do the same or better this year."

Donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be available upon request.

The cost of the dinner is $10 per adult and $5 for children ages 10 and younger.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the community center during regular business hours or at the door the night of the dinner.

Cash, checks, or credit cards will be accepted and parties will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition, there will be a 50-50 raffle and tickets will be sold for items that will be awarded at the Canal Winchester Relay For Life from 6 p.m. to midnight June 10 at Canal Winchester High School. Teams from the Canal Winchester and Groveport areas will take part the Relay For Life.